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Product Diversity and Spectrum of Choice in Hospital ePrescribing Systems in England

Mozaffar, H   Williams, R   Cresswell, K   Morrison, Z   Slee, A   Sheikh, A

PLoS One   9 (4) 92516

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092516

April 2014

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0092516

ePrescribing systems have considerable potential for improving healthcare quality and safety. With growing expectations about the benefits of such systems, there is evidence of widespread plans to implement these systems in hospitals in England where hitherto they have had a low uptake. Given the international drive away from developing home-grown to systems to procuring commercial applications, we aimed to identify available ePrescribing systems in England and to use the findings to develop a taxonomy of the systems offered by suppliers.

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